Newly appointed CIO of digital bank Fidor dubbed "essential step"

Fidor continues its international expansion strategy with new leadership hire

30 May 2018

Fidor today announces that it has appointed Adam Woolford as its Group Chief Information Officer (CIO). 

In his role, Woolford will be responsible for leading the IT operations, delivery and customer-facing innovation efforts of Fidor Group. He will also be tasked with setting the strategic IT direction, governance and execution of the Group’s ambitious international growth plans. 

Woolford brings 21 years of international experience to the role and joins Fidor from an IT solutions provider based in the Middle East, where he was vice president and CIO.   

In previous roles, he advised global clients in large solutions, outsourcing and transformational deals including software applications, product, mobility, analytics, cloud and security.

Throughout his career, he has held senior leadership positions within industry leaders including IBM, AT&T and Atos, having operated in worldwide roles across US, APAC, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was also involved in advising on the acquisition and integration of Siemens IT.

Woolford has a BSc degree in Electrical Engineering and Masters in Business Administration from Nottingham Business School.

Gé Drossaert, Board Member at Fidor, commented: “Having Adam join Fidor Group as our CIO is an essential step in our global growth plans. He has a wealth of experience to bring to the role that will benefit Fidor Group, Fidor ‘As-a-service’ partners and our end customers hugely.”  

Adam Woolford, newly appointed CIO at Fidor, added: “Fidor Group has been an instrumental innovator within the financial services sector for years and I’m delighted to be joining at a very exciting time. My role will be to ensure our IT operations match our ambitious growth strategy.”

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